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Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that allows instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority. Money transfers and the minting of new coins are carried out collectively by the network. The open source software that enables Bitcoin is released under the MIT license. Click here for a concise explanation of how it works or here for a detailed technical description.
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Islamic Development Bank to Research Sharia-Compliant Blockchain Products
20 Oct 2017 16:40 Saudi Arabia's Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is developing sharia-compliant products based on blockchain technology.

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Above $6,000
20 Oct 2017 15:10 Bitcoin's price has crossed the $5,900 mark for the first time, setting a new all-time high.

100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App
20 Oct 2017 15:00 Massachusetts Institute of Technology has used bitcoin's blockchain to issue digital diplomas to over 100 graduates as a part of a pilot project.

ECB President: Bitcoin Not 'Mature' Enough to Be Regulated
20 Oct 2017 13:30 Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has said that cryptocurrencies are not "mature" enough to be regulated.

Every Asset Ever: Circle Pulls 'Trigger' on Investment Product Pipeline
20 Oct 2017 13:00 Circle is seeking to expand, and this time it's made a key acquisition to further its interests in applying cryptocurrencies to mainstream investing.

Autonomous Data Networks and Why The World Needs Them
07 Oct 2017 08:00 At MaidSafe we talk about the SAFE Network being ‘autonomous’, but what does that really mean? The phrase is something that we are becoming more familiar with, as we hear talk of autonomous vehicles and autonomous robots; as such we probably have a grasp of the underlying concept that autonomous machines do things for themselves. […]

SAFE Network Alpha 2 (The Authenticator) Launch Announcement
21 Sep 2017 21:03 Today we are excited to be releasing the next major milestone in the roll out of the SAFE Network, Alpha 2 – The Authenticator. This latest step is a culmination of a significant amount of hard work from the MaidSafe team, and much testing from the superb SAFE Network community. The result is a new […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto